Academic Programs of Study
Picture Your Success with a Photography Degree from MarywoodMarywood University's Photography Track is designed to meet the individual needs of the aspiring professional.
Whether working as an applied or fine artist, the successful photographer is one who can find the most appropriate blend of a developed aesthetic and the science and technology of image-making to produce a legible personal statement. Traditional media are stressed, while developments in digital imaging are embraced. Fluency in the medium is enriched and expanded by the study of aesthetics and art/photographic history, as well as through class discussions and critiques, which emphasize the development of the voice of the individual as artist. The relationship of photography to other disciplines, such as illustration and graphic design, is explored in projects involving both areas of study.
More About This Degree
Associate Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Foundations, Area Coordinator - Photography
Curator, The Maslow Collection; Adjunct Professor
Professor of Art
Dr. Christa Irwin
Assistant Professor Art History
Each area of emphasis is supported by superb facilities, many of which are housed in the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts; as you advance through the program, you'll have access to increasingly sophisticated equipment.
Computer resources include AutoCAD software, web design, layout applications, and technology for graphic design, photography, illustration, and interior architecture majors. There are also weaving looms and blueprint machines; a photography studio with black and white and color darkrooms and an advanced lighting studio; a ceramic studio equipped for a wide variety of techniques; a foundry with metalworking facilities;and sculpture and painting AutoCAD software.
The curricular goal is the development of persons with knowledge, technical skills, conceptual abilities and artistic sensitivity within a supportive environment to prepare them for the demanding and competitive design fields.
I cannot imagine a better place to work and utilize all the skills learned while at Marywood.
I graduated from Marywood University in May 2014 and currently work as a Communication Specialist for Mercy Volunteer Corps (MVC), a small non-profit organization based outside Philadelphia. MVC places volunteers for one year of service in cities across the United States and South America. Their mission is to support people who are poor and marginalized through the efforts of our volunteers, support teams, alumni, and staff.
As a Communication Specialist, I am responsible for the marketing of their brand and their internal and external communications. My responsibilities range from producing monthly newsletters to press releases on their new volunteer positions and service site expansions. MVC is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, so I also work closely with the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy. Working for Mercy Volunteer Corps as a graphic designer has given me many opportunities to expand my skills. I work with some of the most wonderful people who are always supportive of my creative process and encourage me to continue learning through conferences, webinars, and other events.
I cannot imagine a better place to work and utilize all the skills learned while at Marywood. Mercy Volunteer Corps is truly the dream job for me and I could not have gotten where I am without the support and guidance of the Marywood community!
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation